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Sleeping care home nurse struck off

Sleeping care home nurse struck off | Social Care | Scoop.it
A nurse who switched off disabled people's alarms so he could sleep on his night shift is struck off.
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Is faster and easier adoption necessarily better? | Marian Quartly

Is faster and easier adoption necessarily better? | Marian Quartly | Social Care | Scoop.it
Marian Quartly: Tony Abbott wants to make adoption easier. This is a well-meant announcement, but the adoption process is lengthy for a good reason: to put the welfare of children firstMarian Quartly
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Care home 'not respecting dignity'

Care home 'not respecting dignity' | Social Care | Scoop.it
A Cornish nursing home has not been respecting the privacy, dignity and independence of its residents, a health watchdog says.
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Teenage mothers scheme extended

Teenage mothers scheme extended | Social Care | Scoop.it
A US-inspired scheme which provides support for teenage mothers in Scotland is to be extended to more health board areas.
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Why social care heads are seeking advice from service users

Why social care heads are seeking advice from service users | Social Care | Scoop.it
Directors of adult social care across the West Midlands are asking carers and service users for a fresh perspective As councils debate how best to tackle the challenge of adult social care, directors of social services in the West Midlands are...
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Why a diagnosis of dementia is not enough | Zara Aziz

Why a diagnosis of dementia is not enough | Zara Aziz | Social Care | Scoop.it
With GPs actively screening those at risk of the disease – more than 2 million across the UK – waiting lists are long and there is little capacity for post-diagnosis support Elsie, aged 87, has Alzheimer's disease with a gradual decline in her...
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Social care providers flouting minimum wage rules, tax inspectors find

Social care providers flouting minimum wage rules, tax inspectors find | Social Care | Scoop.it
HMRC has identified £338,835 in backpay owed to 2,443 workers, underpaid by 48% of 183 employers under investigation

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How Barnsley is teaming up services to tackle troubled families

How Barnsley is teaming up services to tackle troubled families | Social Care | Scoop.it
Through co-ordinating multiple support agencies into a single team for each family, the council is seeing promising results
The atmosphere around the table is emotional, to say the least.
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The role of families in social care

The role of families in social care | Social Care | Scoop.it
Hampered by drastic cuts and squeezed by councils driving a hard bargain, adult social services are under threat from all sides. Can help from family members and the community keep the system alive?
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AUDIO: Carers 'paid less than minimum wage'

AUDIO: Carers 'paid less than minimum wage' | Social Care | Scoop.it
Some care workers are being paid less than the minimum wage, a report has found.
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Free school faces closure

Free school faces closure | Social Care | Scoop.it
One of the first schools to open under England's free school programme is facing closure if it does not come up with a convincing improvement plan in the next two weeks.
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How to get ahead ... in child protection training

How to get ahead ...  in child protection training | Social Care | Scoop.it
The first cohort of the Frontline social work graduate scheme will begin their training next summer.
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How social work mentoring scheme can boost your career

How social work mentoring scheme can boost your career | Social Care | Scoop.it
Mentee Marie Mengal was considering giving up on social work but changed her mind after meeting her mentorCollege mentee Marie Mengal, move-on social worker When I signed up for the college mentoring scheme after my degree, I had become completely...
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Spotlight on elderly malnutrition

Spotlight on elderly malnutrition | Social Care | Scoop.it
A government-backed project is being launched to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people.
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Extra support to streamline adoption

Extra support to streamline adoption | Social Care | Scoop.it
More information is to be made available online to speed up the process of finding new homes for children waiting for adoption
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Why fostering reforms in England are a cause for celebration

Why fostering reforms in England are a cause for celebration | Social Care | Scoop.it
Giving young people the right to stay with foster carers until they are 21 years old is a major step forward My Twitter feed – which includes a large number of people who work in the care system and care leavers – exploded into joyous incredulity...
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How Neighbourhood Watch is helping to alleviate loneliness

How Neighbourhood Watch is helping to alleviate loneliness | Social Care | Scoop.it
Norman Lamb suggested that community groups could reach out to lonely and isolated people, but this is already happening In July this year minister of state for care and support, Norman Lamb, suggested that Neighbourhood Watch groups could become...
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As society ages, care leave is the new frontline | Jackie Ashley

As society ages, care leave is the new frontline | Jackie Ashley | Social Care | Scoop.it
About 5 million people have given up work partly or entirely to look after others.
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Care leavers need a strong emotional support network

Care leavers need a strong emotional support network | Social Care | Scoop.it
The focus remains on offering financial and practical support, but these young people also need emotional aid
I recently qualified as a social worker and currently work in a local authority children in care team.
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Councils in denial over extent of child sexual exploitation, says report

Councils in denial over extent of child sexual exploitation, says report | Social Care | Scoop.it
Only 6% of safeguarding children boards have fully implemented government guidance from 2009, two-year study finds Vulnerable children are still being groomed, abused and raped by gangs of men across the UK, as local authorities have failed to put...
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Will council crisis funds last the winter? | Patrick Butler

Will council crisis funds last the winter? | Patrick Butler | Social Care | Scoop.it
As local assistance schemes take over from the social fund, families may have to choose between 'heat and eat'
For the poorest and most vulnerable residents of North Yorkshire, it is going to be a long, hard winter.
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Social care providers flouting minimum wage rules, tax inspectors find

Social care providers flouting minimum wage rules, tax inspectors find | Social Care | Scoop.it
HMRC has identified £338,835 in backpay owed to 2,443 workers, underpaid by 48% of 183 employers under investigation Almost half of private firms caring for the elderly have been paying workers less than the national minimum wage, investigations...
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The role of families in social care

The role of families in social care | Social Care | Scoop.it
Hampered by drastic cuts and squeezed by councils driving a hard bargain, adult social services are under threat from all sides. Can help from family members and the community keep the system alive?
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MSPs recommend charities play bigger role in social care

MSPs recommend charities play bigger role in social care | Social Care | Scoop.it
MSPS will today call for charities and voluntary organisations to play a greater role in caring for elderly and disabled people following the planned merger of some NHS and council services.

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Social workers 'under huge pressure'

Social workers 'under huge pressure' | Social Care | Scoop.it
Child protection services in England are under more pressure than ever, warns the Association of Directors of Children's Services.
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